• Commandant Eweka promises zero tolerance to oil pipeline vandalism, smuggling in the state
In line with the renewed and re-invigorated efforts of the Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Lagos State Command, Commandant Eweka Edenabu Okoro, against all forms of economic sabotage and other kinds of criminality, in Lagos State, the Marine and Anti-Vandal team of the Badagry division, Lagos Command, who were on routine surveillance and patrol on Tuesday, 27th September, 2022, at about 23:45hrs, intercepted and recovered about seven hundred and twenty (720), thirty (30) litres’ keg each, of oil products identified, to be Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol, along Yafin creek, Badagry, where they had been kept in batches, by yet to be identified, suspected oil vandals, with the motive to reload them all into a boat and proceed on their journey.
National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP Reports that, the Divisional Officer, Badagry Division, Lagos State Command, Chief Superintendent of Corps (CSC) Akinyemi Rasheed Ayodeji, who led the operation, with his gallant officers and men further reiterated that this gallant operation, by the division will further re-affirm their relentless commitment to ensuring excellent performance, towards fulfilling the mandates of the Corps in the state.
“The suspected stolen oil product, amounting to about twenty one thousand, six hundred litres, is estimated to be around four million naira only, at market value” the Divisional Officer, Badagry Division, CSC Akinyemi Ayodeji said in a report.
The Commandant, while affirming the Command’s unflinching commitment, towards eradicating all forms of economic sabotage, in the state, during an interview with news men, at the Badagry division, today, has immediately ordered, the Anti-vandal and Exhibit unit of the Command, to evacuate the recovered oil products back to the Command’s Head Quarters, in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, in a bid, to carry out further intelligent investigation, on the matter and find a lasting solution to such ugly economic sabotage in the area and the state in general.
Commandant Eweka Okoro has also directed that the security of lives and property and the protection of Critical National Assets and Infrastructure (CNAI) in the Badagry Division and other oil pipeline areas, in the State be continuously, beefed up especially, now that it remains few months to the end of the year, where some citizens may want to exhibit their desperation for illicit money at all cost, against the patriotic and collective development of the nation’s economy.
Finally, Commandant Eweka Okoro also seized, the occasion of this excellent and gallant operation, to further reiterate the Command’s readiness and commitment to ensuring a zero tolerance against oil pipeline vandalism and other forms of criminality in the state. He further assured the good people of Lagos and the Government of the state of his unflinching commitment and dedication towards sustaining the already established peace and security in the state. He promised that the Corps will continue to work assiduously and laboriously, with the Government and other security services or agencies and stakeholders in the state, especially as the entire country is about to commence electioneering campaign and other political activities geared towards the 2023 general elections.
“The renewed operational and tactical strategy of the Command has now yielded positive results, in the fight, against oil pipeline vandalism in Lagos State and the Command promises zero tolerance to oil pipeline vandalism, smuggling of oil products, illegal oil dealings and other forms of economic sabotage in the state.”